The Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital has been extremely busy this week with 125 people attending the ED in the last 24 hours.
Many of these patients are currently in the ED, awaiting a bed, according to a spokesman for the hospital.
Once again the Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented and all efforts continue to be made to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge.
A spokesman said “We would like to apologise for the distress or inconvenience caused to patients or their families who are experiencing long wait times.
“We also acknowledge the difficult situation for our staff and thank them for their continued dedication and commitment to patient care.
“We would like to remind the public that we encourage them to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies.”